Friday, December 3, 2010

A Giveaway

I was going thru piles of fabric and I really need to get rid of some things. This is only a small bunch. I'll have more, but I'm still sifting thru the closets. I'll number them in case there is any pile you'd really like...just leave it in your comment.

1. This is a Thimbleberry kit someone gave me and I am not a huge fan of Thimbleberries. There will be some extra pieces and scraps included.

2. This is a kit for a swag bag with the instructions. But you can take it apart and do what you want with it. Be creative!

3. Some are Christmas scraps along with various others.

4. A couple of oriental prints, fat quarters I think, and some yellow scraps.

5. Don't know the name of these 2 fabrics, but they are coordinates. The stripe is about 1 1/2 yards and the flowers about 2 yards. The color is pretty true in the picture.

6. The light fabric on the bottom is 2 fat quarters. The tulips is about 1 1/2 yards and the other one is about 1/2 yard, it is a long piece cut from the excess of a backing.

7. I don't know what this fabric is but there is a little more than 3 yards. It has a texture sort of like searsucker. It's lightweight.

OK so I had to sneak in a picuture of my grandson. Here he is talking to papa.

After I took the picture this is the look he gave me!

This post got a little long, but I still have something to ask. Have any of you "won" a giveaway and then never received the prize?
Or is it just happening to me. I have "won" 2 books on different blogs and a mini quilt-postcard type quilt that I was asked to send my favorite colors for, and I never received any of them.
( Hi Terry, I wanted to be sure your package was in the mail before I posted this ;-) so you knew I hadn't forgotten about you)
Mine has been quite a few months ago, so I don't think I'll ever receive them. Has this happened to anyone else? Do you email them back and ask about it? How long would you wait? What do you do?
Leave me a comment telling me if this has happened to you, and if ther is a bunch of fabric you prefer put that number in your answer and if you win I'll try to send you that one. Don't forget an email address. I'll draw Dec 11. Pass the word.


Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love #1! I'm a T-berrie fan. :-) Love orientals too, so that is a close second. lol Your grandson is adorable! Yes, that happened to me and it was almost a year later when I did indeed receive the FQ bundle I won... I'd given up on ever seeing it! A note to the sender would be fine, ask if anything happened to hold up her mailing and tell her you are worried it might have gotten lost in the mail. ;-) Good luck!

Terry said...

One time I didn't get a pattern I won, and I emailed the lady and she resent it. Don't know if it got lost or it was never sent in the first place. And another time I won a set of stitchery patterns. I've still not seen any sign of them! LOL Love the fabrics! My choices would be #1, then #3, then #2. Love the face on your grandson too! He doesn't look too pleased with you! LOL

Sunnybec said...

Well I have just won my first giveaway a few days ago so can't say it has happened to me (yet) though I am slightly concerned that I haven't had any communication from them.....I had to email my address which I did, but haven't had any communication what so you have me worried LOL. Im a newbie so I would appreciate anything in your giveaway. Oh nearly forgot...that last picture of your grandson is priceless!! Many thanks Linda.

tellad said...

I won a give a way on Fri Oct 22nc and have yet to receive the prize - oh well! I like the lavendar colored material and I thinkj it was # 6 - I have a friend I would like to donate this one to if I win it - she is a single older woman and loves lavender and has a quilt in mind to use these colors in but with her prescription bill, she does not get to purchase a lot of "extras" for herself! Thanks for the chance! Teri Dingler

Stormy Days said...

I had that happen with the first thing I ever won on a blog. I felt funny but after about a month I emailed and told her I was worried it was lost in the mail. She had just forgotten to mail it, so it came right after that. I really like #6, love tulips.

Karen said...

I won something in a blog hop on Oct. 6th and it hasn't arrived and I feel kind of funny emailing the person. I wonder if maybe the item hasn't been released yet. Oh, well it is a giveaway so it's okay. I like #1 - 4 but any of them are fine. Your grandson is such a cutie! Have a wonderful day.

Mimi said...

I love the Thimbleberries fabric! Thanks for your generosity! I'm still waiting to hear about a winning from October... haven't heard back yet! I wonder what ever happened?!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a Thimbleberries fan :-) I've had this happen to me once. I won a prize and it never came. I emailed the lady and she said she had mailed it. Still nothing came. I did let her know that it never arrived, and she just said "oh well". I did notice that she shut her blog down to a private invitation only.

Linda said...

Hi Patty! I'm SO sorry to hear about your giveaway situation. I've never heard of that happening, and have never experienced it myself. I've won four giveaways and always received my prizes. But then I've won from bloggers "I know"...if you know what I mean. I'd email them about it. I can't believe someone would intentionally not send an award.

Thank you for this lovely giveaway! You're so generous. I'd like to win #2 'cause brights are what I'm into these days. You're a sweetie.

notes of sincerity said...

Hi Patty.
I have not had that happen to me. I wonder if something happened to the individual. I know that so much goes on behind the scenes, in our lives that derail us at times. She may need a friendly little reminder (?).
Your sweet little grandson is just precious! Love the look he gave after you took his picture! Too cute! :o)
I especially like the yellow gingham! :o) If I won your give a way, I would be super blessed to receive that piece.
Have a lovely weekend. Will be putting your bracelet in the mail on Monday!!
Sincerely - Trish

Anonymous said...

LOVE #3 !

MoeWest said...

Any giveaways that I've won have arrived in less than a month. I would send an email asking when the parcel was sent after a month. Thanks for the fabric giveaway. I like #1 and #4 the best. Your grandson is a real cutie!

pixie13 said...

I like #1 & #3
I've had it happen where I've never received a win. I'll usually email after 6 weeks have gone by; most bloggers are very nice & incredibly helpful. Sometimes, though, not so much & then I just write it off.

Marcia said...

My first choice is #1 and second the orientals, though would appreciate any of your stash that is shared. Re: Prizes. A known online store awarded me a year's subscription to a magazine - the first prize I ever won. After had not received a card (like publishers usually send) I inquired of the store and was told that it would take time. Never received a mag nor a follow-up email from the store. This was 2 years ago and I no longer shop through the store. The second is a prize that won in Sep this year of a book. Think that I will follow some of the advice in comments and nicely contact them. Our local mail carrier is not that accurate and it could have been mis-delivered or lost. Thanks for the question as it helps others to see the answers. Happy Holidays and thank you for being so sweet as to share your stash.

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sunny said...

I had to wait about a month to receive the only giveaway that I've won, but I found out later that the giver had moved, so she really had a good excuse!

I love the tulips the best, but any fabric is wonderful fabricy in my eyes.

Deborah said...

Wow - we folks out here in blogland are so glad you're cleaning out your stash. Your loss is our gain. I've never own any Thimbleberry fabrics, so I guess if I won, this would be the time to start, yes?? But seriously, anything I won would be great. I haven't been very lucky out in blogland with these giveaways. I never win anything. But I find a lot of great blos, and make some semi-friends in the process. If it were me, though, I'd e-mail and ask about the e-mail prize you won. Just tell them you were checking because you had never received it and ask if they had remembered to mail it, or maybe it had gotten lost.

imquilternity said...

Please don't enter me in your very generous giveaway since I don't need anymore fabrics! I just wanted to say that I think you should contact the people doing the giveaways and let them know you haven't received your "prize." If it were me, I would want to know. There might be a simple reason for it and if not, you'll know not to visit that particular blog any longer.

Exuberant Color said...

I can't believe so many people never received the giveaways that they won. I have had the other experience, notifying someone twice tht they hadn't sent me their address and I finally sent the prize to someone else.
I would definitely contact the people who owe you a giveaway.